GENESIS 12:14

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.”

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Genesis 12:14 Translation & Meaning

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And it came to pass, וַיְהִ֕י To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) came pass
that, when Abram אַבְרָ֖ם Abram, the original name of Abraham Abram
was come כְּב֥וֹא To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) come
into Egypt, מִצְרָ֑יְמָה Mitsrajim, i.e., Upper and Lower Egypt Egypt
the Egyptians הַמִּצְרִים֙ A Mitsrite, or inhabitant of Mitsrajim Egyptians
beheld וַיִּרְא֤וּ To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) beheld
the woman הָ֣אִשָּׁ֔ה A woman woman
that כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed that
she הִ֖וא He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are she
was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
very מְאֹֽד׃ Properly, vehemence, i.e., (with or without preposition) vehemently; by implication, wholly, speedily, etc. (often with other words as an intensive or superlative; especially when repeated) very
fair. יָפָ֥ה Beautiful (literally or figuratively) fair

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  • 12  Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.

  • 13  Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.

  • 14  And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.

  • 15  The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.

  • 16  And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.




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